Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I-Spy Swap FIVE!!

It's time again, and I can hardly wait!

I've been dying to do another swap before December so everyone can use the squares to make Christmas gifts... and I want to be sure lots of people can participate, so we'll try again for another double swap!*
This swap is going to have a pretty tight schedule, so PLEASE be sure you can meet the deadlines BEFORE you sign up!


THE BASICS:

Mail 200 I-Spy squares to me by November 10th.

Get 200 I-Spy squares back, all different, by November 24th.
I know this is a tight schedule, but I want everyone to have plenty of time to use their squares for Christmas presents!

THE DETAILS:

1. The first 34 people to comment are in. [If you live outside the U.S., no problem -- but please mail your fabrics a little earlier so there's plenty of time to meet the deadline!]

2. Cut 20 4" squares out of each of 10 different novelty print fabrics. A 1/4-yard cut or fat quarter will get you 20 4" squares, so you will be purchasing a total of about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. This is NOTHING when you think about all the different squares you will be getting back!

3. In order to avoid duplicates, everyone will need to search out unusual or obscure prints. Look for things that aren't available at chain stores. But, please, pick FUN ones! If you love it, the other swappers will love it too!

4. Remember that we are looking for fabric with objects on it, not printy-prints. (A fabric with FLOWERS on it is very different from a FLORAL PRINT.)

5. No "licensed" prints: No Disney, Dora, L.A. Lakers, etc.

6. Remember seam allowances! Be sure you can tell what you are looking at within a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square. Nobody wants only half of an object in their square -- cut them well! (Depending on your fabric choice, you may need to buy more than 1/4 yard in order to get an object into each cut square.)
If you want to join me in this obsession, leave a comment here that
includes your email address
!!


Remember: The FIRST 34 who comment are IN!
*IF by chance we don't make it to the full double swap,
we'll do a single swap with the first 16 and save the rest
of the swappers for the next swap.

SERIOUS SWAPPERS ONLY...
Please read the guidelines before signing up!

34 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm in carriebjacobs@yahoo.com

mary thomas said...

Oh man, I would love to participate!! mkaiser3@gmail.com, or my email is available under my blogger account!

Bree said...

Count me in! :)

my.crafty.crap @ live.com

Manda said...

I was so excited I forgot my email.

stayathomelibrarian at gmail

Amanda said...

Yes, I would love to do this again. I've been waiting for one for so long it seams.
aheitritter gmail com

La Yen said...

Me!!!
waldoswife at gmail

Robyn said...

Ok... I finally made it in time. My email is robynpio@gmail.com

Courtenay Beth said...

YEAH!!! I can't WAIT! I have been dying to take part in one of these!!! My first time, I promise not to disappoint!
cblance@thelances.net

Care said...

Spot reserved for MelissaG!

Becky said...

Ok...I'm going to do it! It may take me a decade to make the quilt, but I'll swap the squares and try my hardest to make the quilt!

beckyfdavis@comcast.net

Super Daysh said...

Oooh! I'm so excited! I want to play this time!! I always miss your swaps! Please count me in! brewerdacia@yahoo.com

jillshum said...

I want in.
Jillshum@msn.com

Molly said...

I am so in! I did one I-Spy quilt and I've been trying to collect enough fabrics for another 2 so my kiddos can each have one!
posymosey@gmail.com

Jess said...

I'm in! sewinawe at gmail dot com.

Connie said...

That's funny- I'm posting my next swap today too!

I want in on this one as well! More i-spy fabrics = more fun!

Thanks for doing another swap!

Connie
greenappleorchard@gmail.com

lemonadegal said...

I'd love to be a first-time swapper.
ms.michelle22 at gmail

Andrew & Tara said...

I am SO excited!! I am a first time swapper but have been waiting for a great i-spy swap! Thank you!
Tara lynchduo@gmail.com

Christine said...

I'm in! Yeah!
montgomery . christine at gmail

Catherine said...

Count me in again. :)
cmentillo (at)hotmail(dot)com

patches77 said...

I'd like to join in. I've finally got enough fabric (not sure how obscure any of it really is, but it's cute) and most of it's already cut.

patches77@cfl.rr.com

Rebecca said...

I'd love to join in!

rebecca.kindelspire AT gmail.com

Susan said...

Oooh! I want in!

johnandsusanmelvin at yahoo dot com

Kelly said...

Yes please! I'd love to make an I-Spy quilt for one of my kids!

jellysnake at gmail dot com

Brandi said...

I would love to participate! (first time swapper)

branmaxson1 at yahoo dot com

Care said...

Spot reserved for Crescent!

Audra said...

I'd love to participate- I just finished up a swap with Connie and it ways lots of fun! audrajjensen at msn dot com

Sarah said...

I would love to be a part of this....
sasher342@hotmail.com

L Johnson said...

I think I made it this time! So excited;)
Laurel@johnsonnorthwest.com

Jennifer said...

I'm in! Sheets625@gmail.com

Leigh said...

Ooh I think I'm just barely making it!!! Count me in!

EHC said...

I want to play this time too! Thanks for hosting the swap. sorainima@gmail.com

Krissy @ B.Inspired Vintage said...

I'd love to participate. I'd be a first-timer with you, but have participated through SwapBot in many swaps before. Can't wait!

binspiredmama@gmail.com

growingfree said...

I would like in please :)

K Pasciak
kjl8@cwru.edu

suburbanapple said...

Did I make it?! The last one!?!
allison_krupski@yahoo.com